Dairy Farmers of Canada

Festive Mascarpone Float

Here’s a delicious and very grown-up variation on the classic float, which replaces the usual ice cream with a smooth blend of Canadian Mascarpone, cream and cranberry.

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Freezing: 2 h
Yields 14 servings
festive mascarpone float


  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) Canadian Mascarpone
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) 35 % cream
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) canned cranberry sauce or cranberry jam
  • 2 bottles (750 mL each) rosé sparkling apple cider (without alcohol) or A mixture of 3 cups (750 mL) cranberry juice and 3 cups (750 mL) mineral water
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In a bowl, beat Mascarpone with cream and sugar. Add cranberry sauce or jam. Divide preparation into 14 cubes of an ice cube tray (freeze for at least 2 hours).

Place a cube in each glass. Add chosen liquid to fill glass, leaving a little space (foam will be forming on top). Let cubes melt and stand for about 5 minutes before serving.


Plan for the size of your glasses before making ice cubes. If they are narrow, make smaller ice cubes. The float is also delicious with a sweet sparkling hard cider.

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Nutritional information

Per serving
Energy: 79 Calories
Protein: 1 g
Carbohydrate: 6 g
Fat: 6 g
Fibre: 0.1 g
Sodium: 36 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

(% DV*)
Calcium: 1 % / 14 mg
Vitamin A: 7 %
Vitamin B12: 2 %
Vitamin D: 2 %
Vitamin E: 2 %